This winter I'm going to start dosing my boys with herbal remedies at the first sign of a sniffle! Clay and Sam always pick up the same germs; if one of them has something I know it's only a matter of days before the other one's got it too. But now I'm prepared!
I ordered some powdered herbs from Mountain Rose Herbs and made this anti-viral, anti-bacterial blend to be used for all sorts of things. Even though I ordered the smallest amount it still made a ton! I need to find some friends to split it with. I made about half a mason jar full of the pills so we'll have plenty on hand and I may make a tincture in glycerin as well. I feel so safe and empowered knowing that I can make things to take care of my family. And, as often happens when I learn to do something new, I think, "Well for heaven's sake, this is so easy! Why haven't I been doing this all along?!"
I love, love, LOVE this little gadget! You just put in the capsules, pour your herbal mixture in and tamp it down, then snap on the top and pop out these perfect little pills! So satisfying, and SO easy! And I think it was only $15 or something. Seriously, why did I ever buy pills at the store?
The wonderful thing is that I know exactly what went into these; no filler, just packed tight with fresh, organic herbs. The recipe I used was so simple too. It's just equal parts echinacea, ginger, goldenseal and licorice root. You can totally do this!
I had such a nice time making these. Sam was napping (a rare treat these days) and Vivian was sitting in her bouncy seat, happily supervising my work. The afternoon sun was coming through the window as I sat quietly filling and refilling the machine as my stash of capsules grew. I'm so excited about how easy this was and I can't wait to try some different recipes.